- CHAPITÔ1/7, Lisbon, Portugalrecommended CHAPITÔIn the Castelo S Jorge area, this is one of my favourite places, Started as a Circus school, then opened the bar, restaurant and beer garden , initially to support the school costs, then due to ... read morelocation and great atmosphere, turned out to be one of the best spots of the city. One of the best views on the city and river, sunset is a good time to enjoy the place!
- Palace of Pena2710 Sintra, Portugalrecommended Palace of PenaThis fairy tale palace is absolutelly beautiful. A mixture of romantic, ghotic, renaissance influences, works out in a coulourful, original palace. The park is also great to explore
- Praça do Príncipe RealPraça do Príncipe Real, Lisboa, Portugalrecommended Praça do Príncipe RealAnother of my favourite areas in the city, this cozy, beautiful neighbourhood, became one of the most trendiest part of the city. Design stores, great esplanades and caffes ( altough the views are not ... read morethe same from Castelo, are also nice), some nice bars ( Pavilhao Chinês is one i suggest).
- Hotel Tivoli Palacio de SeteaisRua Barbosa do Bocage 10, Sintra 2710-517, Portugal
- Quinta da RegaleiraAvenida Barbosa du Bocage 5, Sintra, Portugalrecommended Quinta da RegaleiraSintra is a must stop near Lisbon area. This Quinta da Regaleira is one of the town's beautiful Palaces. A romantic palace with gothic facades, a huge luxurious park with fountains, grottoes, fabulous ... read morestatues, loaded with symbolism. You'll be amazed for sure.
- Bairro AltoPraça Luís de Camões 2, 1200-243 Lisbon, Portugalrecommended Bairro AltoThe main nightlife area of the city, is packed with plenty if restaurants and bars for all tastes, typical portuguese, fado concert/ rest, etc. Plenty of design stores. More attractive by night.
- Castelo de S. Jorge1100-129 Lisboa, Portugalrecommended Castelo de S. JorgeOne of the best places to see the city. Just love to stroll around this area and "loose" myself amoung the cobbled streets. You'll find some great esplanades to enjoy the views with a glass of wine:)
- Casa BrasileiraRua Augusta 267, 1100 Lisboa, Portugalrecommended Casa BrasileiraNot only is this an amazing bakery, but they also serve lunch and dinner. We never had a chance to try their extensive menu, but OH MY GOSH those pasteis! They were the best egg tarts in town! During ... read moreour week-long stay, we bought close to 3 dozen and each time, they were consistently amazing.Rachel E.
Everyone will tell you to take the hike out to Belem to the super famous bakery there for egg tarts, but compared to this amazing bakery, the ones in Belem were just okay and the rest of the menu uninspiring.
- QuinoaRua do Alecrim 54, 1200-018 Lisbon, Portugalrecommended QuinoaTrue confession: out of the 7 days I was in Lisbon, we ate at Quinoa 6 times. Their organic bakery is delicious! We tried: -Lemon Meringue tart 9/10 -Duo Chocolate mini cake 10/10 -Chocolate mini cake ... read morewith red current 8/10 -Lime and Ginger mini cake 8/10 In addition, we had two meals, a breakfast dinner with scrambled eggs and salad (Yummy!) and their trio of burgers, very nicely done. Great food, great prices and VERY friendly people!Rachel E.
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We literally ate here almost every day. It was that good. Mostly cake and baked goods but they also have a proper menu.
- Restaurante PharmaciaRua Marechal Saldanha 1, 1200 Lisbon, Portugalrecommended Restaurante PharmaciaAbsolutely AMAZING dinner here! It's housed inside the museum of pharmacy in what looks like an old pharmacy. The atmosphere is fun and different, but the real star is the surprise dinner menu. For 28 ... read moreeuros, you get a 5 course meal: soup, starter, fish course, meat course and dessert. The meal literally is a surprise, you don't know until it shows up at your table. At the beginning, they ask if you have allergies or any particular preferences so they can tailor for your needs, but other than that, the chef does his thing! We had: -Green pea soup with cinnamon and pieces of blackened pork (served in a measuring beaker!) -Three starters: cod ball with spicy mayo and salad, octopus salad with apples on puff pastry and duck pate with apple on toast and honey -Fish course: the BEST squid ink risotto ever! HUGE chunks of perfectly cooked squid steak. We literally scrapped the bowl clean -Meat course: Blackened pork in Madeira wine sauce served with corn fritters and sweet Portuguese potatoes. -Dessert extravaganza: sliced pineapple, edible flowers with honey, pear crumble, white chocolate creme brulee and chocolate mousse with a Portuguese liqueur. The service was great, everyone was so friendly and even when we had never tried this particular Portuguese liqueur, they gave us free shots so we knew what it tasted like. Highly recommend!Rachel E.
Really great place for a unique and tasty meal!
- VINIPORTUGALPraça do Comércio, 1100 Lisbon, Portugalrecommended VINIPORTUGALImagine going to an hour long wine tasting...for free. Now imagine being asked to come back the next day...and the day after that. The Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture has set up this wine tasting ... read moreroom as a way to promote the Portuguese wine industry as well as get cheap market research. The wine tasting can be done in Portuguese or English, although while we were there it was also done in French since most tasters were French speakers. The hostess explains the wine regions you'll be tasting and then you get your paper and start choosing from around 40 different wines. You start with your first two (usually white or rose) and judge it by the bottle's appearance, what the wine looks like, smells like and finally tastes like. They also want to know what you would drink it with and what time of year. After your first two wines, you get to choose either reds or sweet dessert wines. We were able to sample some amazing Madeira wines that we could never have afforded to try otherwise. The tasting room is big and comfortable and the hostess is very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to choosing a wine you'll like. They also want you to come back...again and again! Certain wines are available for purchase, often at discount prices. I got an absolutely amazing fortified wine called Lajido Pico for a bargain price. A really great way to try out some Portuguese wine and expand your wine knowledge without spending anything!Rachel E.
Free wine tasting? Yes, please!
recommended SintraSintra is a great little spot that's easy to get to from Lisbon. It's filled with palaces and has a cute, quaint town where you can grab lunch or dinner.Katie Pierce
I highly recommend visiting Sintra. Not only is it beautiful, but the town is charmingly cute and there's plenty to see/do. It makes a nice change from the more packed streets of Lisbon.
- Sr.VinhoRua do Meio à Lapa, 18, Lisbon 1200 Portugalrecommended Sr.VinhoA place to go for fado! Great authentic music, very good food, not a touristy place… It’s pretty expensive but well worth it. If you can, linger after the main performance is over… have another glass ... read moreof wine… This place is often visited by fairly known fado artists who often come to eat here but then end up performing on the spot.Elvira Vanag
Great place for fado... Going to Sintra makes a nice day trip.